Bashfuls New Years Eve day

Back we are with the travels of our guest Bashful
New years eve for us usually involves staying put at home with all the furries..of course we were away this time so we needed to do something a bit different.
We decided to spend the day at the Great Barrier Reef.
I have had the absolute joy of visiting this reef 4 times..this time we were at the top part of the reef so I was really looking forward to this!

The company we went with was http://www.silverseries.com.au and the catamaran we took was the Silverswift which left from Cairns.
The day started early in the morning..on board all drinks and morning teas were included and the lunch was a smorgasboard of salads and cold meats and prawns, hot meals and breads the whole works also afternoon tea, cakes and cheeses and crackers and we would be glad because with 3 different reef stops and a total of 5 hours in the water we worked up a huge appetite!
Please enjoy a snorkel with us as we show you our own beautiful Wonder of the world..and yes I noted some coral bleaching has occurred and so we must all play our part in being gentle with the environment ..as much as this Great Barrier Reef is Australian through and through it belongs to YOU to..it is there for the whole world and let us hope it continues to be.

I hired an underwater camera for the day as I was not keen on fiddling with settings etc and knew he camera would be already set for the underwater pictures..the photographer, continuing our small world discussion used to live in our state not far from hubbies uncle and was in the CFA there..small world..

Awaiting the catamaran for our departure at Cairns Marina

Awaiting the catamaran for our departure at Cairns Marina

Looks like Bashful is ready for another down under adventure!

Looks like Bashful is ready for another down under adventure!

A perfect day for a reef trip

A perfect day for a reef trip

Fozziedad took Bashful in his special scuba gear so I could capture his day

Fozziedad took Bashful in his special scuba gear so I could capture his day

The scuba divers bubbles look so pretty with the light reflecting off them

The scuba divers bubbles look so pretty with the light reflecting off them

Crazy Fozziedad..him and Bashful photo bombing

Crazy Fozziedad..him and Bashful photo bombing

Such pretty coloured fish

Such pretty coloured fish

More cute fish

More cute fish

Reef structures

Reef structures

Elusive fish..followed him for awhle

Elusive fish..followed him for awhle

The Photgrapher having a moment with the Maori Wrasse..he was a very inquisitive fish!

The Photgrapher having a moment with the Maori Wrasse..he was a very inquisitive fish!

More beauty

More beauty

Birds eye view

Birds eye view

Near the surface and the fish all gather

Near the surface and the fish all gather

The Wrasse back for more fun

The Wrasse back for more fun

Coral and colour

Coral and colour

Hi there cutie!

Hi there cutie!

A meeting place

A meeting place

Hey Bashful has the hang of this alright!

Hey Bashful has the hang of this alright!

Imagine the fun of a big kiss from this guy!

Imagine the fun of a big kiss from this guy!

Got to be quick to catch these guys!

Got to be quick to catch these guys!

Hi Bashful!

Hi Bashful!

Wow what an amazing fish..i got to pat him and pure muscle! I have never been that close before!

Wow what an amazing fish..i got to pat him and pure muscle! I have never been that close before!

And a great pic with our guest Bashful!

And a great pic with our guest Bashful!

Day over and we head back home

Day over and we head back home

Bashful thanks the catamaran pilot for a great day!

Bashful thanks the catamaran pilot for a great day!

And  I learnt that the 'watch yourstep' signs on the catamaran shoud be duly noted..5 times I stubbed this toe...ending up with a super sore toe that looked like an Eggplant!

And I learnt that the ‘watch yourstep’ signs on the catamaran shoud be duly noted..5 times I stubbed this toe…ending up with a super sore toe that looked like an Eggplant!


I will continue with our New Years Eve tomorrow! have a great day xx